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November 11, 2019
This week comedian and podcaster Tom Ballard joins me to chat about Midlake's concept album 'The Trials of Van Occupanther'. We talk about how the album manages to be timeless but not retro, the conceptual substance behind the lyrics, the 60s and 70s rock influences on the album and we dredge up Tom's 2013 list of the best songs of the past 20 years and hold him accountable for it. We discuss the changing dynamics of a band who has lost its lead singer, solo creative work vs collaboration and I challenge Tom to turn this album into a musical.
November 6, 2019
MFA Book Month concludes this week with journalist, author and Empire podcast geek queen Helen O'Hara joining me for a journey through the music of superhero cinema, from John Williams' magisterial score for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE through to Kendrick Lamar's BLACK PANTHER soundtrack and much in between. We discuss the evolution from theme driven symphonic scores to the intense blare of Hans Zimmer, the use of pop music in superhero films from Prince's BATMAN music to the toe-tapping GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, how Marvel found its footing with the scores of the MCU after a slightly muddled beginning and we plug Helen's new book THE ULTIMATE SUPERHERO MOVIE GUIDE. We also get into it about JOKER (no spoilers), what almost drove Helen off Twitter, I offer some lightly controversial takes and it all ends on a very silly note.
October 29, 2019
Book month continues as I chat to superstar film critic, double bassist and friend of the pod Dr. Mark Kermode about 'How Does It Feel', his memoir of his life and musical misadventures. We chat about Mark's 'how hard can it be?' approach to potentially intimidating musical challenges, the self belief that has sustained his music career and his lifelong desire to become a pop star. We talk about the nature of memory and the process of writing memoirs, details that had to be legally redacted, how skiffle music transformed his musical career, his short-lived stint as musical director for a prime time BBC chat show and that time he launched my career as a filmmaker.
October 22, 2019
MFA Book Month continues as Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt joins me to talk about his exhaustive book chronicling the stories behind every single song Bruce Springsteen wrote and recorded. We delve into both the stories behind the songs and the stories behind the book, how Brian made sure it had something new both for die hard fans of the Boss and those who only knew the hits - from conflicting stories behind some tracks, the underappreciated gems in Bruce's catalogue, Springsteen's attempt to not sound like "Bruce Springsteen" anymore, how his depression bled into his songwriting, the battle between live and studio versions of some songs and, because I can't help myself, Taylor Swift.
October 14, 2019
It's the My Favorite Album book club for the next month, trading musicians in for authors of the most exciting books about music and musicians. We kick things off with Will Birch, founding member of The Kursaal Flyers turned journalist and biographer, on his new book 'Cruel to Be Kind', the definitive look at the legendary Nick Lowe's life and career. We talk about Nick's late career reinvention of his sound and image, the infamous Brinsley Schwartz press launch fiasco, Nick's relationship with Elvis Costello, how What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding ended up on the Bodyguard soundtrack, the process of writing the book and much more.
October 9, 2019
This week I chat to singer-songwriter and Men at Work frontman Colin Hay about Chris Whitley's 'Dirt Floor'. We talk about the allure of the back to basics record, the appeal of living in oft-derided LA, discovering art that deeply affects you far into your career, code-switching as a Scot growing up in Australia and finding comfort in isolation. We also talk about Colin's favourite venues to play, what it's been like to play with Ringo and his All Star Band and writing the title track on Ringo's latest album, plus a bonus story about the time Paul McCartney did his dishes.
October 2, 2019
This week I chat to the king of late night TV and rock n' roll legend Max Weinberg about 'Persistent Percussion' by Maxwell Davis and his All Stars (1960). Max explains how the pop exotica album taught him to take an all rounded approach to drumming, how it encouraged him to learn about the history of drumming in popular music, mono vs stereo and what it's like to hear others reinterpret his own drum parts. Max tells me about his friendship with Irv Cottler, meeting Frank Sinatra and the successful career of his son Jay.
September 25, 2019
This week I talk to Australian singer/songwriter Jack River aka Holly Rankin about MGMT's debut album 'Oracular Spectacular' (2007). We talk about the ubiquitous and inescapable singles on this era defining record and their matching video clips that envision a utopian world, the album's political message and the impact psychedelic drugs have had on music. Holly tells us about her career arc, what it was like to meet MGMT's Andrew Van Wyngarden and how fans can find meaning in a song that goes beyond the original intent of the artist.
September 16, 2019
This week we finally get to a Weezer record as I chat to Australian singer-songwriter and master of a thousand instruments Dave Jenkins Jr aka Not A Boy's Name about the classic 1996 album 'Pinkerton'. We talk about the band's dramatic identity change from their previous album, the poor reviews 'Pinkerton' originally received and frontman Rivers Cuomo's complicated relationship with the album. Dave opens up about about his early disastrous recording experience that coincided with discovering the album, whether the legacy of great art can be tarnished by the quality of subsequent work and 'Pinkerton's' connection to the opera.
September 10, 2019
My Favorite Album returns from hiatus for a special Americana Fest edition of the show, featuring one of the most compelling young Americana artists talking about a formative record of the genre. The devastating Kristina Murray joins me to chat Lucinda Williams' 1988 self-titled album. We discuss how this record was overshadowed by Lucinda's classic album 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' and the birth of the Americana genre. Kristina tells us how Lucinda's music helped to craft her own sound, what it's like to cover songs from the album and she treats us to a special acoustic rendition of 'Crescent City'.
June 26, 2019
This week I chat to producer, bassist, songwriter, documentarian and president of iconic jazz label Blue Note Records, Don Was about Wayne Shorter's classic album 'Speak No Evil' (1966). We talk about how the album gave Don a sense of purpose, that a piece of music doesn't need lyrics to speak to someone, how great artists seem to appear from a creative ether and Don explains how engineer Rudy Van Gelder achieved the classic jazz sound that unifies all Blue Note albums and how Don aims to continue that legacy by pursuing the artists' vision. Plus Don tells me some fantastic anecdotes about his time working with Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, Benmont Tench and more.
June 19, 2019
This week I chat to frontman of The Herd, co founder of Elefant Traks record label, manager and solo artist Urthboy (aka Tim Levinson) about A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘The Low End Theory’. We discuss how A Tribe Called Quest was political in a different way than other hip-hop artists of their era, how their sampling of jazz helped them cross generational lines and how your ability to appreciate contemporary music falters as you get older. Tim opens up about how the album educated him about issues not being discussed in school and why he has referenced and sampled elements of the album in his own music.
June 12, 2019
This week I talk to Queen of Australian radio Zan Rowe about Talking Heads ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’. We chat about David Byrne’s outsider appeal, the new wave funk sound that defined Talking Heads, the album’s dystopian predictions and capitalist lyrics, producer Brian Eno’s contribution to the album and delve into his Oblique Strategies cards. Zan tells us about the first time she met David Byrne, his wonderful sense of curiosity and we both commiserate over missing his last tour.
June 4, 2019
This week I chat to rapper, writer, comedian, actor, one half of A.B. Original and the man who should've been PM, Briggs, about Snoop Dogg's classic album 'Doggy Style' (1993). We talk about Snoop as a crucial but underrated figure in the evolution of hip-hop, how Briggs discovered the record as a kid in Shepparton, make a case for the album's importance, the timelessness of the production, delve into the making of the album and how Briggs' channeled Snoop to capture the energy of the recording studio on 'Reclaim Australia'.
May 28, 2019
This week I chat to Australian singer-songwriter Gretta Ray about Blake Mills' 2010 album 'Break Mirrors'. Mills may be better known as a producer (Alabama Shakes, Dawes) but today we explore his own music. We talk about how Mills wrote this album as a calling card for his session work, his poetic but unpretentious turns of phrase, his unique but completely tasteful guitar work, Mills' production on Laura Marling's latest album and the advantages of operating slightly under the radar.
May 18, 2019
My Favorite Album Goes to the Movies continues as we explore how the iconic MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE theme has evolved over fifty years of the TV and film franchise, with special guest MI experts Drew Taylor and Charles Hood, hosts of the Light the Fuse podcasts. We look at the origins of the theme and delve into the scores of the 60s and 80s TV series, and how each composer has approached the films from Danny Elfman to Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino to Joe Kraemer and Lorne Balfe, plus lesser known takes on the theme music by U2’s Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, Limp Bizkit, Kanye West and Jon Brion, and where we want to see the franchise take the score in the upcoming two (final?) films…
May 2, 2019
My Favorite Album goes to the Movies for the month of May! Kicking off with friend of the pod and host of the Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt, joining me to count down our competing lists of Top 10 James Bond theme songs. From Goldfinger to Live and Let Die, A View to a Kill to Nobody Does it Better, we celebrate and argue about the iconic theme songs that have soundtracked the long-running franchise, with some surprising and controversial choices amongst it. What makes for a great Bond theme? How much room is there to experiment with the form? What is the worst Bond theme? And who should carry the torch forward and sing the theme song for Bond 25?  
April 23, 2019
On the eve of her debut solo album release, I talk to singer-songwriter Charlie Collins about The War on Drugs’ Grammy-winning fourth album ‘A Deeper Understanding’. Charlie opens up about how the album influenced the sound and construction of her own record, even as they were recorded in total opposite ways. We talk about the blurred lines between bands and solo artists in the modern era, The War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel’s egoless performance style, why Charlie decided to release ‘Snowpine’ under her own name, the future of albums in the streaming age (and whether services like Spotify help or hinder them), how the meaning of an album changes as you evolve through life and the alternate band name that could’ve ruined the War on Drugs career...
March 21, 2019
LA singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson joins me to talk about Elliott Smith's classic 1998 album XO. We chat about how XO was Elliott's first album produced with a major label, retrospective listening and how many fans have hunted for hidden messages in the album's lyrics post Elliott's suicide and how a collision of musical worlds helped Christian bond with his Dad.  Christian tells me about an Elliott Smith tribute show he recently contributed to, how XO gave Christian courage to get into solo songwriting, plagiarism predicaments and we pledge to produce an Elliott Smith tribute record performed entirely by Hank Williams Jr.
March 5, 2019
LA Singer/songwriter Leslie Stevens joins me to chat about Neutral Milk Hotel's classic 1998 album 'In The Aeroplane Over the Sea'. We talk about The Diary of Anne Frank and it's influence on the album, authenticity in music and innocence lost. We unpack our teenage superiority complexes and debate whether genre labels are essential in the music world.   Leslie plays us an impromptu rendition of Norwegian Wood on her saw and we discuss vulnerability in song writing, whether 'Aeroplane Over the Sea' has dated and the album's hipster following. 
February 27, 2019
Podcasts collide as musician (The One AM Radio) and creator of my two favorite podcasts (Song Exploder, The West Wing Weekly) Hrishikesh Hirway joins me to delve into the sonic world Björk created on her classic 1997 album ‘Homogenic’ and how it inspired Hrishi to develop his own unique musical identity. From the beats to the string arrangements and beyond, we unpack the incredible craft and attention to detail that went into the album, and then Hrishi tells the story of Bjork’s appearance on Song Exploder, from how he landed his dream guest, behind the scenes on how the show is put together and the chance encounter he had with Bjork afterwards.
February 19, 2019
Screenwriter Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, The Flash) has plenty of experience with charismatic aliens and mutants, so he’s right at home talking to me about David Bowie and his classic 1980 album ‘Scary Monsters… and Super Creeps’. We delve into how this record was Bowie’s journey back to mainstream success after his experimental Berlin period, Ashes to Ashes as a sequel song to Bowie’s first hit Space Oddity, the contributions on the records of musicians like Pete Townshend, Bowie’s underrated lyrics, Zack’s favorite Bowie acting performance (not what you’d expect) and why Bowie ended his stage acting career, how he would approach writing a film about Bowie and his frustrated plans to get Bowie into the X-Men films.
February 12, 2019
This week on the podcast, Hollywood producer and director David Friendly joins me to talk about Steely Dan's classic 1977 album 'Aja'. We talk about David's discovery of the album during his college years, how 'Aja' rewards repeat listens and how Walter Becker and Donald Fagen worked with the best session musicians of the time to create the perfect album recording.   Plus we discuss ageing musicians and their sometimes disappointing live performances and how the advancement of technology has changed the way we listen to and discover music. 
February 4, 2019
Grammy winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves talks her love iconic iconoclast John Prine and his self-titled debut album. Kacey talks about performing with Prine, playing him the song she wrote about him, how his approach to lyric writing inspired her own songs, why she put her Grammy in a Prine exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and wonders why people keep thinking her and Prine’s songs are about weed.
January 29, 2019
This week on the podcast I chat to Rolling Stone’s Brittany Spanos about Patti Smith's seminal album 'Horses'. We talk about how Michael Stipe led to Brittany’s discovery of the album as an aspiring music journalist, how it remains a seminal punk album while flying in the face of punk conventions, the album’s iconic opening line, Smith’s dismissal of traditional gender conventions, Brittany’s meeting with Patti at Lollapalooza and what Brittany sees as Patti Smith’s influence on contemporary music. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentaries Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road (coming soon). Edited by Ellie Willoughby. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.  
January 22, 2019
Groove master and bassist Tom Champion (The Preatures) joins me to chat about Neil Young's classic 1975 album 'Tonight's the Night'. We discuss how Tom first discovered the album, the sad story behind the album and the different incarnations of Neil Young, including whether Neil should be considered a cat or a dog. We compare the recording methods of Neil Young and The Preatures, how drunk the band was while recording 'Tonight's the Night' and more. 
January 15, 2019
Today's episode is one of my favorite conversations I've had for the podcast. Legendary drummer/producer/songwriter Steve Jordan surveys his incredible career, from the albums that first inspired him to pick up drumsticks as a child to the songwriting lessons he was taught by Keith Richards, being put through his paces by James Brown on the Letterman show, why he became a producer, his band The Verbs, his love of punk rock, what he loves about playing with Neil Young and much more. It's a wide-ranging chat filled with great anecdotes and insight from one of my all-time favorite musicians, and I could've talked to Steve for ten times as long easily.
January 8, 2019
Today we’re revisiting my chat with the gracious Pegi Young, humanitarian and singer-songwriter, who sadly passed away last week from cancer. Here is our conversation from 2017, a lovely and wide-ranging chat on her biggest musical influences. Singer-songwriter Pegi Young’s new album ‘Raw’ was inspired by her recent divorce, but her musical identity has been developing for decades, taking inspiration from her heroes, peers and people who have become friends, as she moved from backing vocalist for ex-husband Neil to mature solo artist. We talk about her biggest influences, from Otis Redding to Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell to Billie Holliday, Paul McCartney to Bonnie Raitt, JJ Cale to the Grateful Dead, Laura Nyro to Eric Clapton. Plus, how curating the annual Bridge School Benefits has helped her discover new artists, how the trauma of her divorce left her temporarily unable to play guitar and why she hopes her new music will resonate with audiences who don’t share her life experiences.
January 2, 2019
Americana singer-songwriter Kirby Brown joins me to talk about Randy Newman's 1974 album 'Good Old Boys'.  We discuss Newman's progression from satirical songwriting to movie music composition, writing from the point of view of a character whose beliefs don't align with your own, the Eagles backing vocals on the album, will Newman ever write a song about President Trump and more.
December 30, 2018
Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters joins me to talk about the every songwriter's favorite Bob Dylanrecord, 1975's 'Blood on the Tracks'. Gretchen talks about how she fell in love with the album as she was getting divorced, the unusually soft edges of Dylan’s songwriting on this record, how he treats women in his lyrics, how his songs always bring you to a place of empathy and the importance of being brutally honest with yourself as a songwriter.
December 25, 2018
Revisiting the OG My Favorite Album Christmas special from 2015... Happy Holidays to all of you out there in the world For the first ever My Favorite Album Christmas special, I delve into the origins of the Christmas pop songs we all know today with musicologist and Sydney Morning Herald journalist Tim Byron - how did we go from religious music to songs about cold weather? Why were all the best Christmas songs written by Jewish guys? And why is an album of Christmas standards by Michael Buble outselling ever album but Adele? I also check in with friend of the show Kristian Bush (Sugarland) to talk about his new original Christmas song ‘Thinking About Drinking For Christmas’ - what Christmas music did he dig growing up? How do you write a great Christmas song? And what are the essential elements of Christmas music? Plus Canadian Corb Lund on why he’ll never make a Christmas album and Lee Brice on why he will. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentaries Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road (coming soon). If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
December 20, 2018
Revisiting our most downloaded episodes of 2018 to close out the year LA singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers joins me to celebrate a classic album of the mid-naughties, Bright Eyes 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning'. We talk about why Phoebe resisted listening to the album before falling in love with it, how it changed the way she writes songs, where Bright Eyes fits in the 'emo' pantheon, why she can't listen to the songs on shuffle and whether the current political nightmare is influencing her writing the same way the Bush administration influenced Bright Eyes in 2005. Plus we talk about her friendship with Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst - what it's like to play Bright Eyes songs with him on tour, how Emmylou Harris inspired Phoebe to duet with Conor on her own album, how knowing Conor changes the way she listens to Bright Eyes and more.
November 21, 2018
Writer, director, producer and crate digger extraordinaire Drew Pearce joins me for a rollicking conversation about Pixies classic album 'Doolittle', the formative impact it had on him as a child, listening to it totally fresh while not even knowing what the band looked like, the impact that producer Gil Norton had on the record and artists' relationships to their most revered work. Plus Drew recalls the time Robbie Robertson was a dick to him at the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, the time Kim Deal tried to score drugs off him and how he worked with Father John Misty to create the end credits song for his film 'Hotel Artemis'. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentaries Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road (coming soon). If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
November 14, 2018
Possessed of a voice and musical depth far beyond her years, Angie McMahon joined me to discuss KD Lang's 'Hymns of the 49th Parallel', a supreme covers album that celebrates Canada's great songwriters from Joni Mitchell to Leonard Cohen to Neil Young. Angie and I unpack why KD is such a supremely great singer, why some covers succeed and some fail, what Angie's covers record would be themed around, whether anyone should cover Joni Mitchell and more. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentaries Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road (coming soon). If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
November 7, 2018
Longtime friend of the show, filmmaker Brian Koppelman, joins me to delve into the music of his acclaimed hit Showtime drama series BILLIONS. We go behind the scenes on some of the most compelling musical moments from three seasons of a show that has always found unexpected and fascinating songs to shade and power dynamic scenes and surprising and compelling ways to use some classic tunes. Songs discussed include Metallica - Harvester of Sorrow Metallica - Master of Puppets Drive By Truckers - Goddamn Lonely Love Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody Van Halen - And the Cradle Will Rock Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Even the Losers Billions original score by Eskimo Queens of the Stone Age - The Evil has Landed The Traveling Wilburys - Handle with Care Bob Dylan - It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding Josh Ritter - Homecoming Garret T Kaps - Born in San Antone Nelly - Hot In Here Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra - Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra - One for My Baby (and one more for the road) The Velvet Underground - We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together Follow Brian @briankoppelman on Twitter and listen to his great podcast The Moment. Billions will return in 2019. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 30, 2018
“People often dismiss [Paul] as soft and lazy and complacent. In so many ways, he’s the exact opposite of that, to a frightening extreme.” - Rob Sheffield Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield, author of Dreaming the Beatles, joins me to preview the new White Album box set and for a wide ranging discussion on all things Fab Four - the way our perception of the Beatles change as we age, how the Rock Band video game got 90s kids into the Beatles, rethinking the story of the White Album, why we see aspect of ourselves in the Lennon McCartney friendship, how George was treated like John and Paul's kid brother, the way the Beatles drug use effected their relationships with each other, what McCartney and Mick Jagger have in common, why Taylor Swift is the modern day Paul McCartney, Rob’s 90 minute cut of Hey Jude, the eternal youthfulness of Ringo Starr and why he is in denial about the prospect of Paul’s eventual death... (and more if you can believe it) My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 24, 2018
Stella Donnelly is a Western Australian singer-songwriter who wraps uncompromising lyrics in deft playing and aching beautiful melodies. She joins me to talk about the influence on 'Tender Buttons' by British cult favorites Broadcast. We talk about how the album marked a turning point in Broadcast's sound and the life of the band in general, how 'Tears in the Typing Pool' helped Stella find the confidence to tour without a band, the counterpoint between 'ugly' sounds and beautiful words (and vice-versa) and we plan out several genre-spanning Broadcast tribute albums. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. Edited by Ellie Willoughby. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 18, 2018
English-born Australian-raised pop singer-songwriter Jess Kent joins me to delve into the weird and wonderful world of Gorillaz and their sophomore album 'Demon Days'. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. Edited by Ellie Willoughby. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 11, 2018
Expert crafter of fiercely melodic guitar rock Ali Barter joins me to celebrate Hole's 'Live Through This'. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. Edited by Ellie Willoughby. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 7, 2018
Last night Emma Swift and I saw the new lineup of Fleetwood Mac at the United Center in Chicago, featuring Neil Finn and Mike Campbell replacing Lindsey Buckingham. We break down the show, the new band dynamic and whether or not it's worth your money. This is a special end of week episode of the podcast. There will be a regular episode coming on Wednesday...
October 3, 2018
The real Bill Wyman - co-creator of Sound Opinions, writer for Vulture, New York Magazine, Salon, the New Yorker and more - joins me for a deep dive into one of rock's most iconic double albums, The Clash's 1979 masterpiece 'London Calling'. The inspiration for the iconic cover, why the biggest hit wasn’t listed on the track listing, the contributions of producer Guy Stevens, what made this more than ‘just’ a punk record, the underrated contributions of the non Joe Strummer members of the band, whether the Clash would’ve ever reunited, why they included covers on the record, whether it should’ve been a single album and why he didn't rank 'London Calling' as the Clash's #1 song. Bill also tells the story of being threatened by the other Bill Wyman's lawyers for using his own name, our conflicted feelings on Keith Richards' memoir and how he puts together his popular 'All Songs Ranked' features for Vulture.com My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. Additional editing by Ellie Willoughby. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
September 25, 2018
Ahead of the release of her stunning album ‘summerskin’, returning champion Eves Karydas joins me to talk about her unique relationship to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Carrie and Lowell’. We unpack the journey Eves took between her last visit to the podcast three years ago and how this album accompanied it - moving to the UK, taking time away from music, renewed inspiration and her evolving relationship with her own public persona. We discuss how she fell in love with ‘Carrie and Lowell’ before she knew what the songs were about, the strategic use of details in the lyrics, the importance of directness in emotional communication, the way Sufjan reinterpreted the songs live and more.   My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. Additional editing by Ellie Willoughby. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
September 20, 2018
We finally break the seal on Jeff Buckley's iconic 'Grace' as acclaimed Melbourne melodist Ainslie Wills joins me for a nuanced unpacking of whether Buckley was ahead of his time, the foregrounding of tone in music, falling in love with this album before Buckley died, that cover of 'Hallelujah' and its use in The West Wing and Ainslie's experience covering songs like 'Lover You Should've Come Over'. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
August 31, 2018
Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters joins me to talk about the every songwriter's favorite Bob Dylan record, 1975's 'Blood on the Tracks'. Gretchen talks about how she fell in love with the album as she was getting divorced, the unusually soft edges of Dylan’s songwriting on this record, how he treats women in his lyrics, how his songs always bring you to a place of empathy and the importance of being brutally honest with yourself as a songwriter. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
August 23, 2018
Today I'm joined by Camp Cope guitarist/singer/songwriter Georgia Maq backstage at LA's Bootleg Theatre to talk Lady Gaga's 2016 album 'Joanne', which saw the dance-pop superstar take a turn towards more intimate production and songwriting. We also talk about depression, grief, the Dixie Chicks, noses, why neither of us look good in hats, Gaga's vocal health, celebrating female friendships in art and more. Subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts here or search 'My Favorite Album' wherever you listen to podcasts. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
August 18, 2018
Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore and Michelle Grace Hunder have spent four years creating the totally independent documentary 'Her Sound Her Story', a staggering achievement that brings together dozens of incredible female figures from the Australian music industry to unpack their shared and distinct challenges and hopes for change. Claudia and Michelle join me to break down the process of how the film evolved from a photo series to a fully-fledged feature, who they think needs to see the film, the reactions so far and keeping emotion front and center in a film that could've just been a dry list of statistics. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
July 31, 2018
Singer/songwriter/fiddle wizard Amanda Shires joins me over chicken-fried steak to talk/argue about the great Leonard Cohen and his 1971 masterpiece 'Songs of Love and Hate'. Is the album depressing? What is Leonard Cohen's best song? Is co-writing good and should Amanda do it? Did she steal one of Cohen's coat hangers? Why did she write a song about wanting to hang out with Cohen? What about the cover of 'I'm Your Man' she did?  It's a rambling, insightful, funny and sometimes contentious chat from one of today's most engaging performers. Listen to it and then check out her new album 'To The Sunset'. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
July 24, 2018
Today's episode is one of my favorite conversations I've had for the podcast. Legendary drummer/producer/songwriter Steve Jordan surveys his incredible career, from the albums that first inspired him to pick up drumsticks as a child to the songwriting lessons he was taught by Keith Richards, being put through his paces by James Brown on the Letterman show, why he became a producer, his band The Verbs, his love of punk rock, why he loves playing with Neil Young and much more. It's a wide-ranging chat filled with great anecdotes and insight from one of my all-time favorite musicians, and I could've talked to Steve for ten times as long easily. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
July 17, 2018
To celebrate 250 episodes of My Favorite Album, Emmy-winning writer/director and friend of the pod Jeff Greenstein steps into the host chair and Jeremy Dylan slouches into the guest chair, for a deep dive into one of the Beatles best but most underrated albums, 'Help!' We talk about how this captures the Beatles in a transitionary period, how they are starting to break out of the mop top era into more sophisticated and diverse musical and lyrical adventures.  Plus Jeff and Jeremy open up about the how and why of My Favorite Album's existence, dream guests, the best episodes for newcomers to start with and more. Thanks to everyone who's been with us for the past five years, or even just for one episode, and hopefully we'll be here for another 250 episodes and more. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.  
July 11, 2018
While making her 2017 album 'The Project', Canadian country star Lindsay Ell was given an assignment by her producer, Sugarland's Kristian Bush. Take her favorite album - John Mayer's 'Continuum' - and re-recorded it front to back, playing every part herself. Today Lindsay takes us through the process of breaking down the album that has most inspired her, how she created her own version of the songs and what the process taught her as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and fan. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
July 3, 2018
Dave Williams, drummer of one of Australia's most acclaimed bands Augie March, joins me to discuss the debut self-titled album of idiosyncratic British rockers Dire Straits. Trace the American and English influences of the band, Dave makes the case for the record as a concept album, he reveals which members of Augie March like and hate the band, we speculate about Dire Straits' recent bizarre induction ceremony for the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, talk through the Spinal Tap like list of Dire Straits drummers, the journalist eye of Mark Knopfler's lyric writing and more. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
June 26, 2018
Sady Doyle is the author of "Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why". She joins me on the podcast for a deep dive celebration of the great Tori Amos and her classic album 'Boys for Pele'. We get into it all - gendered slagging off of Tori's music, why her live shows were the original safe space for traumatised outsiders, the conceptual underpinnings of the album, Sady's cameo on one of Tori's live albums, Tori's unheralded influence in modern pop music and much much more. Plus we recap the Twitter furor ignited by a seemingly innocent tweet from Sady about REM. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
June 21, 2018
Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Terra Lightfoot joins me to talk about Jackson Browne's classic chronicle of life on the road 'Running on Empty'. We talk about how the album was recorded live across Browne's US tour, the different aspects of touring life reflected across the songs, discuss what is the best song named 'Cocaine Blues', why Browne sued the Republican Party for using the title track and Terra recounts her night-long tequila-fueled jam session with Jackson himself. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
June 15, 2018
Today's guest literally wrote the book on The Replacements, and today he reveals the inside story of the making of 'Tim', their 1985 album that marked a significant step forward in the band's music and career. Bob explains how the album reflects the power shift between Bob Stinson and Paul Westerberg, what Bob uncovered about the making of Tim while writing ‘Trouble Boys’, why Paul Westerberg is smarter than he wants to let on, why the rest of Bob’s life will be forever linked to the Replacements, how writing the book changed Bob’s relationship with the album, what not to do when writing a music book and more stories and insights in to the personalities and music of the 'Mats. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
June 4, 2018
Rock'n'roll singer/songwriter, fashion model and best selling author Bebe Buell joins me to talk about the classic album 'Damn the Torpedoes' from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Bebe talks about her first meeting with Petty (and Bob Dylan) at an early Heartbreakers gig, the skillful simplicity of Petty's lyrics, the crucial contributions of the Heartbreakers, why she misses organs in rock music, why so many people could identify with Tom Petty songs, what it is like to listen to Heartbreakers songs since Petty's passing and more. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
May 20, 2018
ARIA-winning Australian singer/songwriter Sarah Blasko takes us back to 1997, when she fell in love with the strength and dynamism of Bjork's album 'Homogenic'. We talk about inheriting a love of Bjork from her older sister, her unfortunate encounters with Bjork in 2008 when they were sharing a festival bill, the icy sonic world Bjork creates on the album, and how the humor and life ambition gave her inspiration in her own path. Australian listeners can catch Sarah on her national tour over the coming weeks. Head to https://www.sarahblasko.com/shows/ for details. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
May 15, 2018
LA singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers joins me to celebrate a classic album of the mid-naughties, Bright Eyes 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning'. We talk about why Phoebe resisted listening to the album before falling in love with it, how it changed the way she writes songs, where Bright Eyes fits in the 'emo' pantheon, why she can't listen to the songs on shuffle and whether the current political nightmare is influencing her writing the same way the Bush administration influenced Bright Eyes in 2005. Plus we talk about her friendship with Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst - what it's like to play Bright Eyes songs with him on tour, how Emmylou Harris inspired Phoebe to duet with Conor on her own album, how knowing Conor changes the way she listens to Bright Eyes and more. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
May 12, 2018
Revisiting my conversation with drummer Dave Mudie in celebration of his latest album with Courtney Barnett being released this week. ----- Dave Mudie, the deft powerhouse drummer who has been the engine room of Courtney Barnett’s CB3 since 2012, joins me to talk about the album that changed music for him - and the rest of the world - Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind. We talk about how a love for Nirvana united Dave, Courtney and bassist Boanes Sloane when they first played together in country-psych band Immigrant Union, the influence of Dave Grohl on his playing in songs like Pedestrian at Best and Depreston, being gifted a bottle of scotch by Grohl at a gig, running after a Krist Novoselic lookalike by mistake, the unique perks of the power trio format that Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and the CB3 all used to their advantage - and what Dave, Boanes and Courtney have been playing in the tour bus while traversing the globe for the past few years. We also delve into how producer Butch Vig used the ghost of John Lennon to convince Kurt Cobain to embrace more refined production, why Cobain later disavowed many aspects of the album, the track that almost didn’t make it on the album due to human error, how the record label underestimated the demand for the album, and whether an album like Nevermind could have the same impact on the direction of music today. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
May 3, 2018
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and one of Western Australia's favorite sons Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala) joins me to talk about how the sonic world of Sly and the Family Stone's classic 'There's A Riot Going On' has inspired him through the years. We talk about why his uncool taste as a kid has become retroactively cool, liking music because of the context around it, glamorizing self-abuse in musicians, whether you’d be willing to sacrifice great art for the health of your musical heroes, the importance of making creative mistakes, people whose whole identities are defined by their musical taste, which band the fans at his gigs look like and why he thinks time is kind to almost all music. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
April 24, 2018
In a special episode, returning guest Eilish Gilligan joins me to rave on six Aussie artists who are on the verge of making it in the US and why our international listeners should jump on them right now! Alex Lahey Middle Kids Jack River Stella Donnelly Camp Cope Gang of Youths Plus I talk to Eilish about her own great new single and the arresting visuals that go along with it. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
April 16, 2018
To celebrate great new records from both Kacey Musgraves and John Prine, here's the former celebrating the latter. Grammy winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves talks her love iconic iconoclast John Prine and his self-titled debut album. Kacey talks about performing with Prine, playing him the song she wrote about him, how his approach to lyric writing inspired her own songs, why she put her Grammy in a Prine exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and wonders why people keep thinking her and Prine’s songs are about weed. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
April 13, 2018
Oh Mercy, aka Melbourne singer-songwriter Alexander Gow, joins me for our first examination of one of Australia's most beloved bands, the Go-Betweens, and their album 'Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express'. Alex talks about discovering the Go-Betweens in high school as he was just starting to write songs, their ‘inviting, un-elitist’ magic, Lindy Morrison’s amazing atypical drumming, the thread between the Go-Betweens and Burt Bacharach, whether Alex is a Grant or Robert guy, the influence of the humor and literary quality of Go-Betweens lyrics and the best thing about imitating greatness unsuccessfully. Plus, we talk about how he comes up with the unique titles of his records, why he still issues his albums on vinyl and what it's like to have your records reviewed by your musical heroes. Oh Mercy's latest album 'Cafe Oblivion' is out now. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
April 3, 2018
Journalist, podcaster, author and friend of the pod Andrew P Street returns to My Favorite Album to delve into the subject and process of his new book 'The Long and Winding Way to the Top: 50 or so songs that Made Australia'. Andrew takes us on a musical history of Australian culture since the birth of rock'n'roll, from JOK to AC/DC, Yothu Yindi to The Presets - telling the story of tectonic shifts in society, politics and more through the iconic songs that soundtracked those shifts and more. This episode should be a great entry point into the classic songs of Aussie rock and pop for our international listeners and might make some of our Australian listeners see some of these songs in a new light. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.  
March 25, 2018
Australian country music's premiere power couple, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, join me to discuss their join favorite album - James McMurtry's 'Too Long in the Wasteland'. They talk about how they each fell in love with the album, the music they each love and that gets on the other one's nerves, Adam's passion for McMurtry's lyrics, the John Mellencamp production, why they've avoided finding out too much about McMurtry's personal life and why they will never cover any of these songs live. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
March 8, 2018
Celebrating International Women's Day 2018 by reposting a chat with one of my favorite contemporary female artists about my all-time favorite female artist. ------ Badass white witch of Australian roots music, Melody Pool, wears the influence of Joni Mitchell’s classic “Blue” album like a badge of honour. In a frank and generous conversation, Melody talks about how discovering Joni from an unexpected source helped revolutionise her songwriting, the influence of depression on ‘Blue’, Joni’s European travels, sustaining emotional connections with your own music and how she deals with dredging up traumatic memories and the ghosts of her pain when recording and performing some of her best songs. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
March 6, 2018
Journalist and Jann Wenner biographer Joe Hagan returns to the podcast to talk about his favorite album, the 1979 self-titled debut of new wave ska revivalists The Specials, and how the mixed-race British band spoke to Joe as a kid in the rural mid-west. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
February 21, 2018
On this off-formate episode, journalist Joe Hagan joins me to talk about one of the best music books of last year, his biography of Rolling Stone magazine and its founder Jann S Wenner. We discuss his unique experiences interviewing Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, the mutually exploitative relationship between Wenner and Mick Jagger, the future of both Wenner and Rolling Stone, how he found an ending to a story that is arguably not yet over, and the parallels between Jann Winner and a certain orange haired President. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
February 12, 2018
One of Australia's most arresting singer-songwriters, neo new waver Olympia, joins me to celebrate cult icon of punk funk Betty Davis. We talk about Davis's progressive sexual politics, her transgressive lyrics, what hasn't changed for artists like Betty Davis since the 70s, Iggy Pop's BD cover and how Davis has influenced Olympia's own music. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.  
February 6, 2018
The brilliant poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib breaks the emo seal on this podcast and joins me to talk about My Chemical Romance's 2006 classic concept album 'The Black Parade'. We talk about the twin influences of Pink Floyd and Queen on the record, how it deals with the afterlife, why it skirts the problematic gender politics of many emo albums, how to write about death and grief and whether Hanif is afraid of dying. We also get the lowdown on Hanif's upcoming book about A Tribe Called Quest and discuss why Bruce Springsteen's audiences are so often dominated by white people. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
January 31, 2018
It's rare that a guest chooses an album from the last few years as their favorite, but that's the case with Nashville singer-songwriter Becca Mancari, who wields subtlety and tension as deftly as Big Thief on their outstanding 2017 album 'Capacity'. Becca opens up about why the record had such a big impact on her, how it's influencing her new music and forcing her to confront the most difficult subjects to write about. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
January 23, 2018
LA-based Australian Americana singer-songwriter Lo Carmen joins me for our long awaited (at least by me) first Dolly episode!  We talk about Dolly the songwriter, how this album represents her stepping out from the shadow of her mentor Porter Wagoner, the stories behind iconic songs like 'Jolene' and 'I Will Always Love You', our favorite Jolene covers and the emotional equanimity of the album's lesser-known songs. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
January 18, 2018
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and frontwoman of LA outfit Tashaki Miyaki, Paige Stark, joins me to delve into fragile and beautiful world of the late Mark Linkous and his band Sparklehorse’s classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’. We talk about animal imagery, the prevalence of mental illness amongst musicians, the appeal of beautiful sounds that have been fucked up, Paige’s encounter with Mark Linkous before his death, Linkous’s collaborators on the album from Tom Waits to Dave Fridmann and why the record’s reputation for being sad is undeserved. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
January 9, 2018
Year five of My Favorite Album kicks off with one of Nashville's sharpest singer-songwriters, Tristen. It's a cut and thrust, back and forth full opinions - opinions on Kate Bush, the importance (or lack thereof) of drummers, the dueling metaphors underlying the album, the vapidness of contemporary music culture, post-tour depression, why unsolicited advice is poison, how sexually magnetic is Ryan Gosling anyway, why she longs to be where Kate Bush was when she made this album and some opinions about opinions. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
January 2, 2018
Our countdown of 2017 episodes continues with our most downloaded podcast of last year - Robyn Hitchcock on the Dylan classic 'Blonde on Blonde' ----- Legendary English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock returns to the podcast to talk about an artist who’s influence has shaped his entire career - Bob Dylan and his iconic 1966 double album ‘Blond on Blonde’. We talk about why some people are obsessed with finding the literal inspiration behind every Bob line, how Robyn fell in love with Dylan at boarding school, why David Bowie was the British Bob Dylan, how the Nashville session players changed the way Dylan made records, Dylan’s knack for song titles, whether it matters what order you sing the verses to these songs in, why Visions of Johanna is Robyn’s favorite song and the difference between being ‘a Bob Dylan’ instead of ‘the Bob Dylan’. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
December 28, 2017
Number 4 of our 5 most popular podcasts of 2017 Filmmaker (Rounders, Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man), showrunner (Billions) and podcaster (The Moment) Brian Koppelman returns for his fourth appearance on the show, to open up Bruce Springsteen’s devastating classic Nebraska (1982). We talk about how Brian turned to the album during a period of personal pain as a young man, how the stories resonate in the age of Trump and point to some of the factors behind his election, the hope Springsteen finds amongst the devastation of his characters, how he stands as an aspiration and relatable figure to his audience, whether it’s a good idea to turn Bruce’s songs into movies and the empathy that is key to the Boss’s music. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
December 26, 2017
Number 3 of our 5 most popular podcasts of 2017 Keyboard legend Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch) returns to the show as Beatles Month rolls on. Benmont unpacks the multi-layered genius of Beatles for Sale opening track ‘No Reply’, explores why the Beatles R'n'B roots are at the heart of their greatness, recalls how his first exposure to the band scared him as a kid, why the Heartbreakers avoided playing Beatles covers, wonders about his friend Ryan Adams’ recent discovery of the Beatles albums and talks about his relationship with Ringo Starr across 20+ years of playing on each other’s records. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
December 25, 2017
Rock journalist and author of the definitive oral history of the New York rock revival ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’, Lizzy Goodman, joins me to talk about one of the seminal albums of that era - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ debut LP 'Fever to Tell’. We talk about why Karen O is the truest rock star of her era, what makes 'Maps’ such a special song and how it influenced mainstream pop, the contrast between the band’s offstage awkwardness and their high-octane music, why being a woman can’t be politically neutral in rock and the world in general, why it’s silly to pretend clothes don’t matter and why Lorde made Lizzy excited about the next wave of New York music. Plus we delve into the writing process of 'Meet Me in the Bathroom’, 2017’s best music book, and why she will never undertake a similar project again. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
December 22, 2017
Between now and Christmas, we're revisiting the Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2017. First off, Harper Simon on the White Album --- We kick off 2017 at the Chateau Marmont, where I join Harper Simon for bacon, eggs and coffee to talk about the most iconic double album in pop history - the Beatles White Album.  We talk about how the album shows George Harrison coming into his own, the incredible musical diversity on the record, Eric Clapton and outside players guesting on Beatles records, whether knowing the Beatles personally changes how you listen to their music, whether or not ‘Revolution 9′ should’ve been cut from the album, the lyrical directness of the songs and that time Paul McCartney taught Harper how to play ‘Mother Nature’s Son’. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
November 25, 2017
Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor joins me to relive his Bob Dylan awakening, as we delve into the underrated 1983 classic 'Infidels'. Ketch explains how his 12 year old brain was primed to fall for the record, how it awakened new emotions in him when he didn't really understand the lyrics, why middle-aged Dylan was his epitome of cool, how 'Union Sundown' fits amongst the union song tradition, what it's like to co-write with Dylan twice in the same unconventional way and whether the next OCMS album will be their 'Infidels'. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
November 7, 2017
Returning champion, filmmaker (Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man, Rounders), podcaster (The Moment - it’s great, subscribe) and Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman joins me to celebrate Alison Ellwood’s fantastic film The History of the Eagles, to make a case for it as one of the best rock docs of all time and to pay tribute to recently departed Eagles legend Glenn Frey. We talk about how the film avoids the pitfalls and predictability of many other rock docs, the creative partnership between Glenn Frey and Don Henley, what the subject of Brian’s music documentary would be, confident musicians and backlashes, the ‘tall poppy syndrome’, cocaine, heroes and villains in documentaries, and why so many people just fuckin’ hate the Eagles. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
November 2, 2017
Filmmaker (Rounders, Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man), showrunner (Billions) and podcaster (The Moment) Brian Koppelman returns for his fourth appearance on the show, to open up Bruce Springsteen’s devastating classic Nebraska (1982). We talk about how Brian turned to the album during a period of personal pain as a young man, how the stories resonate in the age of Trump and point to some of the factors behind his election, the hope Springsteen finds amongst the devastation of his characters, how he stands as an aspiration and relatable figure to his audience, whether it’s a good idea to turn Bruce’s songs into movies and the empathy that is key to the Boss’s music. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 19, 2017
My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 13, 2017
Uproxx rock critic, Celebration Rock podcast host and author of 'You're Favorite Band is Killing Me', Steven Hyden is one of most erudite and compelling analysts of classic rock mythology. He joins me to talk about one of the elephant albums in the room, 'Led Zeppelin IV'. We talk about why it's easily the best Zeppelin album but rarely chosen as a fan favorite, argue about Zeppelin's influence on subsequent generations of rock bands, lament and analyze the passing of our rock heroes and why Tom Petty's passing was such a shock, are bemused at Stairway to Heaven's prom anthem status and get it why Zeppelin pulled off a style that borders on self-parody and made it magic. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 9, 2017
To celebrate St Lennon's Day, I'm reposting my podcast with Robyn Hitchcock on Lennon's classic post-Beatles catharsis 'Plastic Ono Band'. Enjoy! ---- Traveler through space and time, British cult icon and legendary singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock steers his ship into the podbooth this week, for a chat with host Jeremy Dylan about John Lennon’s emotionally confronting classic 1970 album “Plastic Ono Band”. Along the way, they talk about why Robyn identified with Lennon as a kid, Lennon’s antipathy toward his Beatles music, the possible influence of Bob Dylan’s “John Wesley Harding” album, John and Yoko’s primal scream therapy and which Robyn Hitchcock song borrows its arrangement from a Plastic Ono Band tune. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 7, 2017
David Ryan Harris hasn't had time to sleep for decades, between his constant touring, eclectic and highly melodic albums, guitar duels with John Mayer, producing artists like Guy Sebastian and more. He joins me to discuss the classic watershed album 'There's A Riot Goin' On', the album recorded by Sly Stone in the coked-out hangover after the Summer of Love fell. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
October 3, 2017
Some people on Twitter and Instagram asked me to repost this. It's a conversation from last year with Dr Warren Zanes, who wrote the recent Petty: the Biography, which is still on my desk, with Petty's twinkling eyes beaming up at me. At some point I will get a proper Petty tribute episode together, but it's just too fucking raw right now. This is a good conversation and gets a lot of what made the man such a rock'n'roll genius. Please listen to the album after you listen to this. ---- Singer/songwriter, journalist and author of the definitive ‘Petty: The Biography’, Dr Warren Zanes, joins me to celebrate the 1976 self-titled debut of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. How did the band find their sound and identity while making the album? Why were the limitations of vinyl LPs creatively helpful? Did writing the book change Warren’s perspective on Petty’s music? What doubts did people have about Petty’s voice? What is the secret of keyboardist Benmont Tench’s genius? How do the Heartbreakers look back on the album today? Plus we talk about Petty’s pre-Heartbreakers band Mudrcrutch, and speculate about why he’s currently reviving it, and Warren’s own personal history with the album. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
September 30, 2017
We finally talk about Pearl Jam, as East Nashville's Lilly Hiatt joins me for a discussion of the record that solidified the band's legacy 'No Code'.  
September 21, 2017
Sarah Lewitinn's career has taken from writer to manager to DJ, self-described 'queen of beneficient debauchery' and the once and future 'Ultragrrl'. In a personal and emotionally honest conversation, Sarah makes the case for Interpol's 'Our Love to Admire' as the band's best album and the deep, slow-burning relationship she has had with it. We talk about the efforts she's made to keep her personal distance from the members of Interpol, the legend and reality of Carlos D, and how the album feels like the closing chapter on an era of her New York life. If you haven't yet, I recommend reading Lizzy Goodman's amazing oral history of the 2000s NYC rock scene 'Meet Me in the Bathroom', in which Sarah features, and listening to my recent podcast with Lizzy. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
September 13, 2017
Morgan Nagler and Jake Bellows, the core of dream LA indie outfit Whispertown, on the inspiration of early 60s R'n'B pioneer Sugar Pie DeSanto. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
September 6, 2017
Aaron Lee Tasjan followed the classic well worn path to Americana stardom - starting 150 bands, playing guitar with the New York Dolls, sticking sequins onto his own suits and micro dosing for songwriting inspiration. He joins me to talk about the album that taught him to play guitar - The Beatles uber-classic ‘Revolver’. We talk about the Beatles eternal mission to top their latest groundbreaking recordings, what it would’ve been like to hear these songs new when they first were released, the diversity of influences on both Aaron and the Beatles (and the impact that has on their music) and more. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
August 30, 2017
Jon Cryer is one of the most beloved figures in the last three decades of American comedy, from his breakout role in ‘Pretty in Pink’ to starring in one of the most successful sitcoms in history in ‘Two and a Half Men’. In addition, he’s also an author, screenwriter, director and lately a podcaster. But today he joins me in his capacity as a music fan with a deep love for Radiohead’s era-defining classic ‘OK Computer’. From battling the network to get Radiohead posters included in one of his early sitcoms, why the track ‘Fitter Happier’ made him burst into tears on first listen, why he listens to the album in his car, his experiences bringing Radiohead virgins to to see the band live and more. Jon discovers live on air what the lyrics to two of the album’s songs are for the first time, and compares the precision in Radiohead’s music to the precision that can make or break a gag in a comedy film. Plus, we talk about what it’s like to act opposite Elvis Costello. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a Nashville-based filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
August 23, 2017
A legend of both music and comedy, Neil Innes weaved dry wit around sweet soulful melody for decades, from the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band to the Rutles, his work with Monty Python and on television with Rutland Weekend Television and The Innes Book of Records. Neil joins me to talk about Frank Zappa's classic commentary on the Summer of Love and response to Sgt Pepper, 'We're Only In It For the Money'. We talk about how the album balances satire and music inventiveness, how Zappa misunderstood one of Neil's songs while reviewing it, when the Bonzo's hung out with the Mothers of Invention in the US and the kinship they felt, plus how so much of the turmoil Zappa was writing about in 1968 has become eerily relevant again almost 50 years on. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.
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